On Friday, a series of landslides devastated Nshanjare Village in Nshanjare Town Council of Rubanda District, leaving dozens of people homeless and injured.
The landslides were triggered by heavy rains that began around 3:00 pm. The downpour caused the ground to become saturated, which made it unstable and prone to landslides.
The landslides swept away homes, gardens, and livestock. They also injured at least 10 people, who were taken to hospital for treatment.
One of the victims, Friday Leviction, lost his shop and mobile money business in the landslide. He said that he had invested 18 million shillings in his business and now had no way to support his family.
Local leaders have appealed for help from the government and from the public to help the victims of the landslides. They have also urged people to be careful when farming on steep slopes, and to plant trees to help prevent future landslides.
Anna Asiimwe Donates Food and Money to Landslide Victims
Anna Asiimwe, a businesswoman from Kampala and a resident of Kakore, has donated food and money to the victims of the landslides in Nshanjare Village.
Asiimwe donated 220 kilograms of posho (maize meal) and 1.25 million shillings to the victims. She also called on the government to do more to help the victims.
“This is a tragedy, and the government needs to do more to help the victims,” Asiimwe said. “They need food, shelter, and medical care.”
Asiimwe also urged the local community to adopt responsible farming practices and to plant trees on the hills to help prevent future landslides.
“We need to do everything we can to prevent this from happening again,” she said.